Thursday, December 01, 2016

Trees

Hello...

Happy December!

I've been trying to draw trees - So far, adding branches so they look natural is not as easy as it look, well not to me. 
 I seem to be obsessed with trees and I guess that's true ... I've always loved trees and swore I'd never live in a place that didn't have trees around. But enough of that ... 
Here's what I have to share today


I sketched some birch tree trunks (No branches Lol) and watercoloured them
I thought it would be fun to add that little deer as though he were peeking through the tree trunks, simply done by cutting it and placing pieces either side of the tree - I didn't glue the head down though because I wanted a raised look


Unfortunately, what you can't see is how sparkly this is when the light catches it as I've added tiny bits of glitter to the painted BG as well as the glittery leaves. The weather has just not been cooperative for photographs.


This will be going in a frame as I know a little girl who will love this.. She loves anything that sparkles, well who doesn't?

 I've been thrilled at the response to my efforts and would like to thank...


CAS Watercolor - For an Outstanding Design Award

Try It On Tuesday - For a Top 5 Award

Tag You're It - For a Favourites Award

And of course to you lovely people who take the time to leave me encouraging comments


Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

City Crafter 340

Hello and Good morning!
We are nearing the end of November... Can you believe how quickly this month has gone?

Today Kirsty is hosting the new challenge at City Crafter, the theme being
Garden Bliss


The challenge is to create a project inspired by things you see in the garden

I made a few backgrounds with paint a while ago as I needed quite a few cards this month for birthdays and anniversaries... I shared a similar card with you last week


This one went to hubby's DIL and it fits this weeks' theme perfectly... 


The flower overlay was cut on my Cameo and I painted the little circles left behind, in gold for the flowers centres - As with last week's card I added a gold painted butterfly and a sentiment by Wplus9 stamped on vellum


Our Guest Designer this week is the winner of week 336 Nicolette - Do hop on over to the City Crafter Blog to see what the team have created to inspire you and this week as well as offering a month long GD spot to our winner, Kirsty is offering a little gift too 


We look forward to seeing your entries!

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Monday, November 28, 2016

Robin in the snow

Hello ... 

The sun is shining but it's still cold here and temperatures are expected to drop to minus 6°C...

I've been out buying food for the birds and squirrels to keep them going through this cold weather and as it happens I have a little painting to share of a robin in the snow


I hand drew this little one and yep, it took me a while to get it right ... I'm not that marvellous at drawing but I'm trying to improve


I have a fondness for line drawing with loose watercolour and that's just what this is ... Very loose, done with Gansai Tambi paints


Though I make these into cards ... I can't bear to part with my first attempts so I may have to frame them

I hope you are enjoying your day and I'll be back tomorrow for the City Crafter Challenge

Be safe

~ Ros ~

Sunday, November 27, 2016

White

...Well almost


Riitta has picked this week's prompt for 
And it's White

Missy was only to happy to show off her white bib and socks... They make me laugh, one short sock and one long sock like she couldn't make up her mind which to wear


Though my neck of the woods hasn't seen any snow just yet we have had a lot of cold temperatures causing frost ... This is how it looked outside my front door yesterday


The ground and the leaves look white sugar coated



But so pretty


Not sure the spiders think so


At least a white web is far easier to see and I'm not walking right into them...

But a white interior can be just as pretty don't you think


Come share your White photos with us this week and hop on over to the blog to see what everyone else is sharing

Enjoy your day!

~ Ros ~

Friday, November 25, 2016

Winter

Hey there ...

It's really wintery here - so cold! Even though the sun has put in an appearance...

I've been making a few Winter themed cards today, a little different from the traditional Christmas cards as there are many people who are either not religious or don't observe the Christian meaning but appreciate a card


These are so easy to assemble as I only used a stamp (by Inkylicious) and a few die cuts.


Having a Misti, stamping is so easy and the little stag head and stars I cut on the Cameo whilst the branch is a new favourite from The Works. I also used red liquid pearls on the branch and just alternated where I placed the star



And slightly different, I cut some stags in white and added a silver star wand


I hope you like them

Have a lovely day and stay warm

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Winter Wonderland 3

Hello there...

I have my last Winter Wonderland card to share ... It's been a bit manic here at the moment preparing for the last craft class this year at my Thursday club where they will be making Christmas cards and tags ... 
My lovely friend Pat is off to NY this week so I'll be on my own at club too.

I guess many of you are busy this week preparing for Thanksgiving so I'll keep this brief


This is probably my favourite of the 3 ... I really like the soft colours


Hubby has asked me to make some of these for his friends so maybe I'll keep those tree stamps out


Have a lovely day and enjoy your upcoming Thanksgiving Day

~ Ros ~

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